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Unknown Binding, 266 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Cassell
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Roderick Hart
Jul 09, 2012 Roderick Hart rated it it was amazing
This biography of H Rider Haggard was written by the man who also edited Haggard’s diaries and it is clear that he has an excellent grasp of the subject. Since it seems likely there is nothing more of significance to be learned about Haggard, this book will surely remain the definitive biography of its subject.

Two main strands stand out. The first is that Haggard was a romantic to an unusual degree. Forbidden by his father from marrying the love of his life, Lilly (Mary Elizabeth Jackson), he la
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Neil Davies
Dec 27, 2012 Neil Davies rated it really liked it
Would have given it 5 stars but there were just a few too many long sections from the novels used to illustrate points, often unnecessarily. It felt a little like padding. Other than that a very interesting and well researched biography.
Julian Walker
Dec 06, 2013 Julian Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea he was so prolific. Good insight into the man and entertaining biography of someone whose work I thought I knew but didn't.
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Sydney Higgins has been a successful writer and educationalist for many years. When Cassell published his early books, the managing director insisted his name should be modified to 'D.S. Higgins' because, he said, 'Sydney Higgins' sounded common. The first book to be published under that name 'Sydney Higgins' was 'The Benn Inheritance - The Story of a Radical Family'. After that,
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